Jan Laštůvka

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Jan Laštůvka
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Laštůvka playing for Dnipro in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jan Laštůvka
Date of birth (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Havířov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Number 27
Youth career
1992–1999 FC Karviná
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 FC Karviná 3 (0)
2000–2004 FC Baník Ostrava 79 (0)
2004–2009 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 37 (0)
2006–2007 Fulham (loan) 8 (0)
2007–2008 VfL Bochum (loan) 25 (0)
2008–2009 West Ham United (loan) 0 (0)
2009– Dnipro 89 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Czech Republic U-16 4 (0)
1999–2000 Czech Republic U-17 10 (0)
2000–2001 Czech Republic U-18 3 (0)
2002 Czech Republic U-20 1 (0)
2002–2003 Czech Republic U-21 17 (0)
2011– Czech Republic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2013

Jan Laštůvka (born 7 July 1982 in Havířov) is a Czech football goalkeeper who currently plays for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Career[edit]

Laštůvka started his career at Czech side FC Karviná and moved in summer 2000 to FC Baník Ostrava for four years. In 2003 he won the Talent of the Year award at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards.[1] He won the Czech championship with Baník in the 2003–04 season.

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

The next step in his career was Ukrainian top club Shakhtar Donetsk. He played a couple of Champions League and UEFA Cup matches this time.

Fulham[edit]

He joined Fulham on 31 August 2006, just prior to the close of the transfer window.[2] He made his Fulham league debut on 2 December 2006 in a 2–0 loss against Blackburn Rovers.[3]

On 1 January 2007, he came on as a second-half substitute for the injured Antti Niemi against Watford, where throughout the game the Fulham fans cheered his every kick or save, as they feared he would make a mistake and cost them the game. The game ended 0–0. He left Fulham in May 2007 to return to his parent club.[4]

VfL Bochum[edit]

Ukrainian League regulations called for all tems to field at least four domestic players each match[citation needed], and so Shakhtar loaned Laštůvka to German side VfL Bochum until the end of the 2007–08 season as a replacement for compatriot Jaroslav Drobný, who left the club for Hertha BSC Berlin.[5]

Laštůvka started the season as first-choice keeper, but after some mistakes his position was threatened by the reserve keepers. After an injury, then third-choice keeper René Renno got his place. Renno started quite well but also made some mistakes before the winter break, so coach Marcel Koller claimed that all three keepers (Laštůvka, Renno and Philipp Heerwagen) started at zero in the preparations for the second season half. After the winter break Laštůvka was first-choice again and started with a very good match against Werder Bremen,[6][7] which was rewarded with a nomination in the "Team of the Day" by Germany's leading football magazine kicker.[8][9] At the end of the season Bochum were interested in signing him, but, due to the 4 million Euro transfer fee, they decided to sign Portuguese keeper Daniel Fernandes from PAOK F.C. instead.[10]

West Ham United[edit]

On 3 August 2008 Laštůvka signed for West Ham on a year-long loan deal.[11] He made his debut for West Ham United in a Football League Cup third round tie away defeat at Watford on 23 September.[12] On 26 May 2009, it was announced that Laštůvka was returning to Shakhtar Donetsk, having made only one appearance for West Ham.[13]

Dnipro[edit]

On 4 August 2009, Laštůvka signed a three-year deal with Ukrainian team FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for €3 million.[14]

International career[edit]

Laštůvka was called up to the Czech Republic national football team for the first time in May 2010.[15] He made his full debut at Hampden Park against Scotland in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier on 3 September 2011.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historie ankety Fotbalista roku" (in Czech). ČMFS. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fulham sign Shakhtar goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fulham hit by Niemi injury blow". BBC Sport. 3 December 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fulham release striker Radzinski". BBC Sport. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bochum verpflichtet Mieciel" [Bochum signs Mieciel] (in German). kicker. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ono bringt die Wende" [Ono brings the turnabout] (in German). kicker. 3 February 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Koller: Noch eine Chance für Lastuvka" [Koller: Another chance for Lastuvka] (in German). kicker. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lastuvka verdrängt Renno" [Lastuvka replaces Renno] (in German). kicker. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "1. Bundesliga: die Elf des Tages am 18. Spieltag der Saison 2007/08" [1. Bundesliga: the team of the day at matchday 18 of the 2007–08 season] (in German). kicker. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fernandes an die Ruhr" [Fernandes to the Ruhr] (in German). kicker. 24 May 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lastuvka joins West Ham on loan". BBC Sport. 4 August 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Watford 1–0 West Ham". BBC Sport. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Kadlec, Vasek (26 May 2009). "Lastuvka leaves Hammers". skysports.com. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Lastuvka has moved to Dnipro". shakhtar.com. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Nomination for the USA". ČMFS. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "Scotland 2–2 Czech Republic". BBC News. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 

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